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Fifty-eight teams qualify for automatic bid to MHSAA football postseason with wins in Week 6

By: , October 6, 2019, 11:40 pm

Reservations have been made.

Week 6 was the first in which a team could clinch a playoff berth, and 58 teams took advantage of that, punching their tickets to the postseason by earning the requisite six wins for an automatic spot in the playoffs. Three teams with less than a full slate of scheduled games — Flint Hamady (5-1), Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central (5-1) and Clarkston Everest Collegiate (5-0) — all earned the fifth win that will give them their automatic bid. 

Next year, we won’t be able to do this exercise (we’ll be able to speculate, based on playoff points, but nothing definitive) once the rule changes to eliminate the automatic berth tied to the six-win plateau. 

Here’s a look at who’s clinched a playoff berth, and who’s right on the doorstep, after Week 6: 

Berrien-Cass-St. Joseph Conference

In: Berrien Springs (6-0, 2-0 BCS)

On the precipice: None

Big “8” Conference

In: None

On the precipice: Jonesville (5-1, 5-0 Big “8”); Reading (5-1, 5-0 Big “8”)

Big North Conference

In: None

On the precipice: Traverse City Central (5-1, 3-0 BNC)

Blue Water Area Conference

In: Almont (6-0, 5-0 BWAC), Richmond (6-0, 5-0 BWAC)

On the precipice: None

Capital Area Activities Association

In: Mason (6-0, 4-0 CAAC Red), Portland (6-0, 4-0 CAAC White)

On the precipice: Fowlerville (5-1, 3-1 CAAC Red), Lansing Catholic (5-1, 3-1 CAAC White)

Cascades Conference

In: Grass Lake (6-0, 5-0 Cascades)

On the precipice: Addison (5-1, 5-0 Cascades)

Catholic League

In: Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (6-0, 2-0 CHSL Central), Royal Oak Shrine (6-0, 3-0 CHSL Intersectional 2), Clarkston Everest Collegiate (5-0, 2-0 CHSL Intersectional 2)

On the precipice: Riverview Gabriel Richard (5-1, 2-0 CHSL Intersectional 1)

Central Michigan Athletic Conference

In: Fowler (6-0, 5-0 CMAC), Pewamo-Westphalia (6-0, 4-0 CMAC)

On the precipice: None

Central State Activities Association

In: Central Montcalm (6-0, 5-0 CSAA Gold)

On the precipice: None

Charter School Conference

In: None.

On the precipice: Warren Michigan Collegiate (5-1, 3-0 CSC)

Detroit Public School League

In: None

On the precipice: Detroit Denby (5-1, 1-1 PSL-2), Detroit Central (5-1, 1-0 PSL-3)

Downriver League

In: Woodhaven (6-0, 6-0 DL)

On the precipice: Wyandotte (5-1, 4-1 DL)

Flint Metro League

In: None

On the precipice: Fenton (5-1, 4-0 FML-I), Flint Kearsley (5-1, 3-1 FML-I), Goodrich (5-1, 4-0 FML-II), Ortonville Brandon (5-1, 3-1 FML-II)

Genesee Area Conference

In: Flint Hamady (5-1, 2-0 GAC)**

On the precipice: None

Great Northern UP Conference

In: None

On the precipice: Escanaba (5-1, 2-1 GNUP)

Greater Lansing Athletic Conference

In: Olivet (6-0, 3-0 GLAC)

On the precipice: None

Greater Thumb Conference

In: Harbor Beach (6-0, 5-0 GTC-East)

On the precipice: Ubly (5-1, 3-1 GTC-East), Cass City (5-1, 4-0 GTC-West)

Highland Conference

In: Beal City (6-0, 5-0 HC)

On the precipice: None

Huron League

In: Milan (6-0, 5-0 HL), Monroe St. Mary CC (5-1, 4-1 HL)**

On the precipice: None

Independents

In: Birmingham Detroit Country Day (6-0), Niles Brandywine (6-0)

On the precipice: Detroit Leadership (5-1), Pontiac Notre Dame Prep (5-1).

Interstate Eight Athletic Conference

In: Jackson Lumen Christi (6-0, 5-0 IEAC)

On the precipice: Coldwater (5-1, 4-1 IEAC), Parma Western (5-1, 4-1 IEAC)

Jack Pine Conference

In: Beaverton (6-0, 5-0 JPC), Clare (6-0, 5-0 JPC)

On the precipice: None

Kensington Lakes Activities Association

In: Belleville (6-0, 5-0 KLAA East), Livonia Franklin (6-0, 5-0 KLAA East), Plymouth (6-0, 5-0 KLAA West)

On the precipice: Dearborn Fordson (5-1, 4-1 KLAA East), Brighton (5-1, 4-1 KLAA West).

Lakes Eight Conference

In: Muskegon Orchard View (6-0, 3-0 LEC)

On the precipice: None

Lakes Valley Conference

In: South Lyon (6-0, 5-0 LVC)

On the precipice: Walled Lake Western (5-1, 5-0 LVC)

Lenawee County Athletic Association

In: Hillsdale (6-0, 4-0 LCAA)

On the precipice: None

Macomb Area Conference

In: Chippewa Valley (6-0, 3-0 MAC Red), Marine City (6-0, 3-0 MAC Silver), St. Clair (6-0, 3-0 MAC Silver).

On the precipice: Romeo (5-1, 2-1 MAC Red), Port Huron (5-1, 3-0 MAC Blue), Port Huron Northern (5-1, 3-0 MAC Blue), Grosse Pointe South (5-1, 3-0 MAC White)

Michigan Independent Athletic Conference

In: None

On the precipice: None

Michigan Metro Athletic Conference

In: None

On the precipice: River Rouge (5-1, 3-0 MMAC-Blue), Detroit Community (5-1, 3-0 MMAC-Red)

Mid-Michigan Activities Conference

In: New Lothrop (6-0, 5-0 MMAC)

On the precipice: Montrose (5-1, 4-1 MMAC)

Mid-State Athletic Conference

In: None

On the precipice: Breckenridge (5-1, 3-0 MSAC)

North Star League

In: Oscoda (6-0, 3-0 NSL)

On the precipice: None

Northern Michigan Football League

In: Maple City Glen Lake (6-0, 3-0 NMFL-Leaders), Johannesburg-Lewiston (6-0, 2-0 NMFL-Legacy), Kingsley (6-0, 4-0 NMFL-Legends)

On the precipice: Harbor Springs (5-1, 3-0 NMFL-Legacy)

Oakland Activities Association

In: North Farmington (6-0, 5-0 OAA Blue), Farmington (6-0, 4-0 OAA Blue)

On the precipice: West Bloomfield (5-1, 4-0 OAA Red), Lake Orion (5-1, 4-1 OAA Red), Oak Park (5-1, 4-0 OAA White), Birmingham Groves (5-1, 3-1 OAA White)

Ottawa-Kent Conference

In: Muskegon (6-0, 3-0 OK-Black), Byron Center (6-0, 3-0 OK-Green), Rockford (6-0, 3-0 OK-Red), Hopkins (6-0, 4-0 OK-Silver)

On the precipice: Muskegon Mona Shores (5-1, 3-0 OK-Black), Grand Rapids Catholic Central (5-1, 3-0 OK-Blue), Sparta (5-1, 3-1 OK-Blue), Zeeland East (5-1, 3-0 OK-Green), Zeeland West (5-1, 2-1 OK-Green), Hudsonville (5-1, 3-0 OK-Red), Grandville (5-1, 2-1 OK-Red), Cedar Springs (5-1, 3-0 OK-White).

Saginaw Valley League

In: Davison (6-0, 3-0 SVL-Blue), Midland (6-0, 4-0 SVL-Red)

On the precipice: Lapeer (5-1, 3-0 SVL-Blue), Mt. Pleasant (5-1, 3-1 SVL-Red)

Southeastern Conference

In: Chelsea (6-0, 5-0 SEC-White)

On the precipice: Saline (5-1, 3-0 SEC-Red), Dexter (5-1, 4-1 SEC-White), Pinckney (5-1, 4-1 SEC White), Jackson (4-2, 3-2 SEC-White)**

South Central Athletic Association

In: None

On the precipice: Adrian Lenawee Christian (5-1, 1-0 SCAA)

Southwest 10 Conference

In: Cassopolis (6-0, 5-0 SW10)

On the precipice: Mendon (5-1, 5-1 SW10), White Pigeon (5-1, 4-1 SW10)

Southwestern Athletic Conference

In: Lawton (6-0, 2-0 SWAC-Lakeshore), Schoolcraft (6-0, 2-0 SWAC-Valley)

On the precipice: None

Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference 

In: Battle Creek Lakeview (6-0, 3-0 SMAC-East), St. Joseph (6-0, 4-0 SMAC-West)

On the precipice: Portage Northern (5-1, 4-0 SMAC-West)

Tri-County Conference

In: Clinton (6-0, 4-0 Tri-County)

On the precipice: None

Tri-Valley Conference

In: Frankenmuth (6-0, 5-0 TVC-Central)

On the precipice: Freeland (5-1, 4-1 TVC-Central), Ithaca (5-1, 3-1 TVC-West-I), Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary (5-1, 4-0 TVC-West-II)

West Michigan Conference

In: Muskegon Oakridge (6-0, 5-0 WMC)

On the precipice: Ravenna (5-1, 5-0 WMC)

Western Peninsula Athletic Conference

In: Iron Mountain (6-0, 4-0 West-PAC-Copper)

On the precipice: Calumet (5-1, 3-1 West-PAC-Copper), Iron River West Iron County (5-1, 4-0 West-PAC-Iron)

Western Wayne Athletic Conference

In: None

On the precipice: Dearborn Heights Robichaud (5-1, 4-1 WWAC), Redford Thurston (5-1, 4-1 WWAC)

Wolverine “B” Conference

In: Edwardsburg (6-0, 6-0 WBC), Paw Paw (6-0, 6-0 WBC)

On the precipice: Vicksburg (5-1, 5-1 WBC).